If you don’t love T.J. Miller, there is a strong possibility you’re incapable of feeling love for anything or anyone. He’s one of the easiest stars to love in Hollywood. You might know him from Deadpool, and one of the funniest shows on television, Silicon Valley. Or maybe you know him from this impressive interview featuring dangerously spicy wings.
And if you don’t know him from any of those projects, maybe you’ll feel some excitement for his latest project. He has officially joined the cast of Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Miller will play the role of “i-R0k,” an annoying troll in the online forums for the virtual world where most of the story takes places.
“The story is set in a virtual world called Oasis, in which a teenager (Sheridan) finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the reclusive and enigmatic founder (Rylance) of the game dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize.”
In addition to Miller, Mark Rylance, Ben Mendelsohn, Olivia Cooke, Tye Sheridan and Simon Pegg are set to star in the film. Production is scheduled to begin in late June. They are currently shooting for a March 30, 2018 release date.